If you wish to protect the information that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the actual content, thus if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our shared website hosting packages, you can effortlessly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a few mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, hence if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your Internet site. Since our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically the instant it's issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a risk-free and reliable Internet site without having to spend more money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with merely a couple of clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, so any data that visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL shall work in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside a web browser won't open your website.